In the vast frontier of Western TV shows, where popular series like Yellowstone, 1883, and Longmire have thrived, Netflix sets its sights on a new frontier with “The Abandons.”
The Abandons is an upcoming Netflix series based on the 1850 Manifest Destiny era. The series will be created by Kurt Sutter, who will act as both the showrunner and the executive producer. However, this is only one time the creator has landed a deal on Netflix. The first deal the creator had with Netflix is This Beast, a series that explores the beast’s attack on a small village. The Abandon series announcement came in 2021, and Sutter expressed that he was happy to be working on the series project. However, one year down the line, we are still determining whether the shows are still in development. Here is everything we know bout the upcoming period drama.
The Abandons Season 1 Release Date: When will it be premiered?
While an official release date for “The Abandons” is yet to be revealed, some speculate it might arrive in the summer of 2024. Filming will span from June to November 2023, making a summer 2024 release plausible. Given the Western genre’s popularity, Netflix may position it as a prominent summer release alongside other anticipated shows like Squid Game Season 2. However, ongoing strikes in the industry may impact long-term plans. Fans can anticipate 10 thrilling episodes in Season 1 and get their Netflix subscriptions ready.
The Abandons Season 1 Plot: What should we expect?
The show is a tale set in 1850s Oregon, where we follow a diverse group of outlier families drawn together by a shared desire to pursue their Manifest Destiny. As they forge their path in the untamed wilderness, a corrupt force driven by wealth and power emerges, seeking to usurp their land and force them out. These abandoned souls, living on the fringes of society, find strength in their unity, forming a tight-knit family to confront the encroaching threat. In their fight for survival, the concept of “justice” becomes blurred as they navigate the fine line between adhering to the law and resorting to violence. The series delves into the repercussions of their actions and the destructive influence of secrets, all while this resilient family battles to protect what is rightfully theirs.
The Abandons Season 1 Cast: Who will be appearing?
Details about “The Abandons” cast are scarce as the production team remains tight-lipped. However, in March 2023, the highly anticipated series revealed Lena Headey, acclaimed for her portrayal of Queen Cersei in “Game of Thrones,” as the lead character Fiona. Fiona is depicted as a strong, devout matriarch who forms her own family by adopting four orphans. She is driven by faith, an unwavering love for her kin, and a strong-willed Irish temper. The announcement left fans eager for more. In June 2023, the excitement heightened with the official addition of Gillian Anderson, known for her immersive character work, including her remarkable performance as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown.”
We know that Kurt Sutter will act as the showrunner and the executive producer of the upcoming series. Sutter has worked on various projects, including The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, and Mayans M.C, the series spinoff. Sutter expressed his sentiment about the upcoming series, saying he has always admired and wanted to do a western. Ian Anderson and Clapton motivate him to dream of becoming a rock flutist. He also added that his fascination with the La Cosa Nostra regions and the Sicilian families gave birth to the series plot. We have yet to find other executive producers, but we know that Netflix will provide updates as the series progresses.
The Abandons Season 1 Trailer: When can we watch it?
As “The Abandons” has recently entered production, it is unsurprising that a trailer is unavailable. With filming speculated to wrap up around November 2023, there is a possibility that a trailer might arrive just before the year ends or early 2024. However, the timing of the trailer’s release may be influenced by the ongoing strikes and their impact on production. In the meantime, viewers can explore similar shows to satisfy their suspenseful cravings, such as “Stranger Things,” “Locke & Key,” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” all of which offer thrilling and captivating storylines to immerse themselves in.